We have received some very good news. Three of our colleagues received recognition from two different technical societies.
Umit V. Catalyurek and Tim Davis have been elevated to IEEE Fellow. Umit’s elevation included the citation “for contributions to combinatorial scientific computing and parallel computing” and Tim’s included “for contributions to sparse matrix algorithms and software”. This is a great accomplishment as there is a rigorous evaluation procedure. Here is a link to the complete list of IEEE 2016 Fellows.
Ali Pinar has been named ACM Distinguished Scientist. This attests his great contributions to the advancement of the science of computing, and to building the knowledge base within the field of computer science. Here is a link to the complete list of ACM Distinguished Members.
Here is what Tim says on this occasion:
It is really an amazing honor. IEEE is the first association I joined, way back in the early 80s when I was an undergraduate at Purdue. So it brings back many fond memories. I used SPICE in my undergrad days for my circuit simulation homework problems … and now there are circuit simulators out there, commercial and government-lab, that use my solvers. It’s hard to believe that it’s come full circle, and it’s very encouraging news to hear that I was elected as an IEEE Fellow. I have had lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season (I got the news just days before Thanksgiving).
Congratulations to Umit, Tim and Ali for the recognition!